Saturday, 1 August 2015

ABC Challenges - "O is for Open"

Good Morning Crafters Im so sorry I completely forgot to write up my ABC Challenge post for todays "O is for Open" for todays date, Im not sure why but you know how you get at times rather muddled so I guess you can put it down to my age.
Anyway this Challenge is being sponsored by


And I had several images in my stash I decided to use this sweet Image
And this is the "1920's Flapper "and  you will find her on the Dis Digi Stamp website here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, I then cut her out with my Nestabilitie Labels Die No.1 and I used a scalloped one for the mount, I have also stamped the sentiment and mounted it with a smaller die from the same die set.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card and the papers I have used are from my stash and Im not sure who they are from all I have written down is GCD so please forgive me.
I have used three papers and layered them us as shown and laid a piece of lace down the left side, and put my mounted image towards the top and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, I also placed two large pearls in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "O is for Open" Challenge.

Pink Gem Designs "Animals" Challenge

Good Morning Gemsters, well yet another month has flown by and this Challenge will be hosted by myself and I chose "Animals" for my theme this also includes "Birds", And as always our very talented Janet Roberts is sponsoring out Challenge and you will find lots of fabulous goodies over on her website

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
Please do pay a visit to it by clicking on the above link and seeing for yourself what she has to offer. And now for my Card


This is "Steampunk Turtle" and you will find him here, I have printed him onto white card and I have coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I cut him out with my rotatrim and created a mount for him out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card the papers are from Janets "Slugs and Snails" papers and you will find them here, I have used three papers the first is a beige plain paper and the second is green and beige stripes and the third is a green spotty pattern on, these were mounted on pieces of beige card.
The mounted image was placed towards the top in the center and below I have used a ticket sentiment also from Pink Gem Designs. And the final flourish are the diecut cogs in the bottom left hand corner and two watch faces in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ 
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is a special one as we are going to run it for 2 weeks and both the Design Teams will be taking and we wont be commenting on the entries, as the girls will be taking a 2 week break from it and so I hope you wont stop taking part as its the most popular theme "Anything Goes" but the rules still stands that you are only able to enter 3 cards into this Challenge and at least one of them must carry one of The Paper Shelter Images, printable or papers on it.
As usual our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

but this is only if you have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find them here on their website.  But even if you do not use any of their products you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you? Please dont forget that you are only allowed to enter our Challenges 3 times and at least one of the entries must have one of our products on it or they will be disallowed in the choice of a winner.
And here is the card I created for this "Anything Goes" Challenge


 have used the "Cool Skater" and you will find her here, I have printed onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with one of the new label dies from Spellbinders, and a larger one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card the backing paper is also from the "Cool Skater" and you will find that here. I have just used the one layer and then placed my mounted image towards the right, I then cut out a couple of banners and layed them across the top, and I even stamped the sentiment on the paper, and the final flourish is the two hearts stuck on the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot where you will find that all the Design Teams are taking part in this "Anything Goes" and I look forward to seeing what you created for it.


Friday, 17 July 2015

A Christmas Card created with the new Heartfelt Stamps and Dies

Good Morning Crafters, I absolutely adore Heartfelt Dies and Stamps and this months release was the new Poinsettia design, and I have used the poinsettia stamp on parchment paper and then used white embossing powder to emboss them, afterwards I cut them out with the dies that come with the set. To colour them I used the Viva 3d paint on the back of the petals and leaves.
The main card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of red card and a second one out of green, both these were embossed using a Sue Wilson holly embossing folders. I then layered them up and with one of the card toppers from the Poinsettia paper pad I layered this on top of both the layers.
I used some of the layered up poinsettia petals to create the four flowers you can see, and I placed them around the two edges at the bottom and one in the top right hand corner. The final thing was the sentiment that also came in the paper pad, this was layered up again on red and green card and placed in the top right hand corner. I also used red PVA glue to create the red spots around the edge, but Im afraid the glue is a bit lumpy and it was difficult to get a perfect dot with the bottle.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftytimechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.ca/
 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

ABC Challenge - "N is for Number"

Good Morning Crafters, well you wont be surprised that we have already reached the letter N at ABC Challenge Blogspot and this time the theme is "N is for Number" and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by ArtbyMiran.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/artbymiran

And for my card I decided to use this 1920s Flapper Girl


and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens and cut her out with a large Nestabilitie rectangle die and a larger one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of blue card and the papers I have used are from the Art Deco Foil Papers and Card, I have used three of them and layered them up as you see on my card.
I have used a pen to create the split stitching around the image and the final flourish are the 12 blue flat backed pearls you can see in all four corners and the larger flower on on her hair band.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftliners.blogspot.nl/ 
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/ 
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/ 
http://sugarandbetty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Challenge #211 - "Holiday Time" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is right up my street at the moment is themed "Holday Time" and it wont be long now before the children break up for the long Summer Holidays and with having such gorgeous weather its certainly feels like it already, so Im looking forward to your card design. 
And this weeks Challenge as always is being sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website but this is providing you have used one of their products and that could be either a Image, Backing Paper or even a Printable, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice to play with. So you really cannot loose can you? And the choice on their website The Paper Shelter is amazing they are always updating their library so the choices as fabulous and the price of them is really good to.
And when I saw this image I thought this was absolutely ideal for this Challenge


I dont how many of you have suffered because of the gulls, but I certainly have, and to be honest we have quite a lot in our town and as we live between to rivers the Severn and the Wye its not surprising I suppose. Anyway this image is called "That's something you dont see everyday" and you will find it here, I have printed her onto white card before colouring it with my copic pens. Afterwards I used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.39 and a fancy one for the mount.
The sentiment was stamped onto another piece of white card and mounted up with the same yellow card that my image was.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of yellow card, and the papers used for this card are from Sweetshoppe "Sunnyside Up" and I have used 4 papers from this digi paper set, and layered them up as shown across the center, two of them have been punched with the shell boarder from Martha Stewart.
I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, and the final flourish (my tip) are the two icecream/lolly buttons down the right hand side (from my stash).
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented A Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will be inspired to take part in this "Holiday Time" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://citycrafter.blogspot.ca/ 
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ 
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Pink Gem Designs - "Red, White and Blue"

Good Morning Gemsters, well another fortnight has flown by and we have now reached Challenge #148 over at Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and this time we want to see a card with "Red, White and Blue" on it.


And Janet has some fabulous images to play with which are ideal for this Challenge and you will find them on her website here



And here is the card I created for this Challenge


This is "Spiderman Andy" you will find it here,  and I created the card for a very dear friends son and I found out he loved it after his birthday.
I printed him onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens and then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto red and blue layers as asked in the theme, it was then placed on a larger mount this was also layered up as shown in the photo, and I then used a stamp for the sentiment which was then stamped straight onto the white mount.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Red, White and Blue Challenge".

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A Card for this weeks Facebook Sundays with Santa Challenge

Good Morning Crafters, this week I received my new Sue Wilson's Festive Dies, and Im afraid I picked one of her card designs to create a card for a child, which is this weeks theme, and I thought this design was so appropriate that I decided to use it.
The new dies are beautiful and I cannot wait to really make a dent in my Xmas Card list and use them for my Cards.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/